Spa breaks

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‘We really need this space’: a holistic retreat for black women
Wellness tourism is almost exclusively a white domain. But one lifestyle coach has made it her mission to challenge that status quo. We join her Essex retreat

Lola Okolosie

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Indian gurus and holistic therapies: so much for ‘down to earth’ Camilla | Catherine Bennett
Far from being a foil for her husband, the Queen Consort seems to have the same taste for hocus-pocus

Catherine Bennett

19, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The allure of communal bathing: ‘This is the first time I’ve felt really OK about my body’
Sharing is self-caring as public bathhouses make an unlikely comeback in Australia

Denise Cullen

23, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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40 best spa breaks in the UK
And relax … our roundup pampers to all tastes and wallets, from city-break, pet-friendly and affordable to holistic, medical and wellness

Annabelle Thorpe

26, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Loving a cold climate: Ireland’s Nordic-inspired wilderness retreat
Can a cabin retreat in the wintry Irish wilderness of County Cavan match the authentic Finnish hot-tub experience?

Fergal McCarthy

12, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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All well and good: 10 top healthy retreats in the UK for 2022
Our wellbeing breaks, from chic Richmond to remote Cairngorms, all include some yoga, but add camping, foraging, swimming and even pottery to the mix

Jane Dunford

15, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Covid clinics: hope and high prices on the long road to recovery
Yoga, mud baths and liver compresses… Welcome to the world of luxury wellness and long Covid. Amelia Tait reports on the extreme wealth divide in the search for a cure

Amelia Tait

02, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Jump in and chill out: 10 of Britain’s best affordable retreats
From an ice-cold plunge to a Finnish sauna, treat yourself to massages, steam rooms and scrubs

Caroline Sylger Jones

16, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Go rewild in the country: a weekend kids’ camp in Sussex
Nature and falconry sessions on the mystical High Weald are topped off by a session at a ‘wild spa’. It’s a joyful, muddy hit with this family

Gemma Bowes

20, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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10 of Britain’s best hotels for spas and beauty treatments
If post-lockdown relaxation is in order, book a treatment at one of these spa hotels – and add an overnight stay for additional pampering

Sarah Turner

05, Jun, 2021 @4:00 PM

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20 of the best UK hotels and inns for rest and relaxation
With hotels about to reopen, it’s time to emerge from lockdown, eat fabulous food, hit the spa or just chill out somewhere lovely

Gemma Bowes

08, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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10 of the best new UK attractions to visit in 2021
This year’s openings include a Latin American wetland aviary, the House of Frankenstein, and the UK’s largest eco park

Rachel Dixon

30, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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